This Juniper retains its color year round, giving you an attractive plant in the dull winter months.
Wichita Blue Juniper is an excellent specimen plant. It retains its color throughout the year, no matter where you live in the country. The dusty-blue color is a standout and makes a great addition to your landscape.
This large, pyramidal formed juniper is a great plant for windbreaks, screens, and privacy hedges, or it can make a great accent plant anywhere in your garden.
Virtually maintenance-free, this juniper never requires pruning or staking up.
A strong vigorous grower, Wichita Blue Junipers will grow 12"-18" per year. It reaches a mature height of 15 feet within its first 10 years.
At Fast Growing Trees we recommend you place your juniper in an area that is well drained and receives full sun. Add some organic matter to your hole when planting, such as peat moss. When planted correctly, the Wichita Blue Juniper will delight you with brilliant color for many years to come.
Place your Juniper Wichita Blue in an area that receives at least six hours of sunlight a day. Juniper Wichita Blues can tolerate shade, but will prefer to be in full sunlight. Places your Juniper Wichita Blues about three feet apart to create a privacy screen, their foliage will quickly will in. Juniper Wichita Blues will adapt to your natural soil as long as it's well draining but prefer sandy or loamy soils. Mix a sandy or fine potting mix in with your natural soil prior to planting your tree to give it sandier soil. After your Juniper Wichita Blue has been planted for a year give it a well balanced fertilizer at the beginning of every Spring. Rain water should be enough for your Juniper Wichita Blue, they're very drought tolerant. Don't over water your tree! Try to Mimic your natural environment and only give your tree extra water during times of drought.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Juniper 'Wichita Blue'.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Juniper 'Wichita Blue' gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Juniper 'Wichita Blue' again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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